The University of Brighton in the UK invites applications for AHRC-funded TECHNE Studentships for October 2019 entry. They seek for motivated and engaged individuals to study across their research strengths in the arts and humanities. Applicants will be educated to Masters level, or equivalent, and meet AHRC eligibility criteria for funding.

TECHNE is a Doctoral Training Partnership funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to create a new model for collaborative research skills training for research students across seven higher education institutions in London and the South East (Royal Holloway, University of Brighton, Kingston University, Roehampton University, Royal College of Art, University of Surrey, University of the Arts London). TECHNE’s vision is to produce scholars who are highly motivated and prepared for academic, public or professional life.

Worth of Award

  • Subject to AHRC eligibility criteria, the studentship covers tuition fees and a grant (stipend) towards living expenses. The value of the stipend will be at the standard UKRI rate.
  • As a technē student, the person selected will have full access to the technē Doctoral Training Partnership development activities and networking opportunities, joining a cohort of about 50 students per year from across nine universities in London and the South East.
  • Technē students can also apply for additional funding to support individual or group training and development activities.


Academic qualifications

Applicants must satisfy AHRC eligibility requirements and should normally have a masters degree.

Residential eligibility

  • Applicants must be a resident of the UK or European Economic Area (EEA).
  • In general, full studentships are available to students who are settled in the UK and have been ordinarily resident for a period of at least three years before the start of postgraduate studies.
  • Fees-only awards are generally available to EU nationals resident in the EEA. International applicants are normally not eligible to apply for this studentship.

English language entry requirements

  • Applicants whose first language is not English must have successfully completed a Secure English language Test (SELT) in the last two years.
  • Applicants who have obtained or are studying for a UK degree may apply without a SELT. However, the university may request a SELT is taken as part of any award made.
  • English language IELTS requirements should be 7.0 overall, (7.0 for writing, and none below 6.5).

How to Apply

Applications for technē studentships at the University of Brighton must be made via the University of Brighton as follows:

  • If you have already identified a potential supervisor you should contact them to talk informally about your research proposal before submitting an application. Alternatively, the Doctoral College can advise on the suitability of your proposed project and what supervision might be available: [email protected]
  • If you are advised that the proposal may be suitable for a technē studentship, you will need to complete both a University of Brighton online application form and the first part of the technē online application form (which you need to attach to your university application).

The application forms

  • technē online application form: Complete the student part of the application form up to page 6 (please leave the Equal Opportunities to form on page 7 BLANK at this stage). Once completed, use the button to generate a PDF of the document. The online application process includes detailed guidance notes.
  • University of Brighton online application: Complete your University of Brighton application (see below), attaching your transcripts, references, passport and the PDF of your technē application. (Please note, in some sections, the two forms ask for duplicate information; please ensure you complete all fields in both forms.)

Interviews for technē studentships will take place w/c 28 January and w/c 4 February 2019. Applicants are advised to be available should they be called for interview.


Deadline: The deadline for applications to study at the University of Brighton is 12.00 (midday) Monday 7 January 2019.


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